The Bulletin of 
the Center for Children's Books Image

The Bulletin
of the Center for Children's Books

The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based booklist available as an online-only Bulletin feature. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

Download a printer-friendly PDF version

This Bulletin Dozen is formatted as a double-sided, tri-fold brochure. Select double-sided option when printing or print out both pages and photocopy accordingly. PDF (Portable Document Format) files are read using Adobe's Acrobat Reader. Download a free copy of Acrobat or read more information on downloading PDFs.

And That's When I First Suspected . . . A Dozen Young Adult Mysteries
selected by Jen DeBaillie

Mysteries tend to follow the rules--a puzzle, an investigation, a solution. The best of them escape predictability because their subject matter--death, disappearance, deception--is all about life breaking through the usual boundaries. And what better reason than crime for the protagonist (and us as readers) to cross a few lines as well? After all, could there be a more compelling motivation to break into a locked room? A more legitimate excuse to probe a stranger's (or family member's) most intimate secrets? Delve a little deeper, and mysteries are all about breaking the rules. --Jen DeBaillie


[Back to the Bulletin Homepage]

This page was last updated on February 1, 2003.